en-us Copyright 2014, SaxoTech Online Tue, 02 Sep 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:52:28 -0400 15 6 militants killed during U.S. strike in Somalia A U.S. airstrike in Somalia killed at least six members of the Islamic extremist group al-Shabab, possibly including its leader who was in a car that was hit. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:26:00 -0400 Pentagon: Al-Shabab leader was target of airstrike The leader of the Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist group was the target of U.S. military airstrikes that struck an encampment and a vehicle there on Monday night, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:26:00 -0400 Video purports to show beheading of U.S. journalist An Internet video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading by the Islamic State group of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, who went missing in Syria last year. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:03:00 -0400 Studies reveal 11 ways to improve Army fitness A smaller force means more emphasis on soldiers doing their jobs at optimum levels - including the job of staying healthy. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:10:00 -0400 Carson soldier dies after being hit by two cars on highway A pedestrian who was killed when he tried to cross Interstate 25 in Colorado Springs has been identified as a 23-year-old Fort Carson soldier. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:42:00 -0400 White House pushes for lower pay raise in 2015 The White House is moving ahead with plans for another slimmed-down pay raise for troops in 2015, and outside advocates still aren't happy about it. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:37:00 -0400 Chinese jet's run-in with P-8 seen as pattern When an armed Chinese fighter jet recently buzzed a U.S. Navy surveillance aircraft over international waters in the South China Sea, it was just the latest in a series of low-level confrontations between the two militaries. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:29:00 -0400 Doctor injured in stabbing at Memphis VA hospital Authorities in Memphis are searching for a suspect in the stabbing of a doctor at the Memphis VA Medical Center. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:23:00 -0400 Ohio guardsman accused of child sex abuse due in court An Ohio National Guard member suspected of sexually abusing three adopted daughters and his stepdaughter also is accused of abruptly sending a fourth adopted daughter out of state and threatening the children in the family with a similar fate to keep them Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:16:00 -0400 Uruguay: Gitmo prisoner transfer not imminent A plan to resettle six men held at the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo in Uruguay is still being negotiated and is unlikely to occur before upcoming elections in the South American country, an official said Monday. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:09:00 -0400 Illinois school honors Marine killed in jet crash A central Illinois high school has opened a memorial garden for one of its graduates who was killed in a fighter jet crash during a U.S. Navy training exercise. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:01:00 -0400 Fort Carson soldier struck, killed crossing highway A 23-year-old specialist based at Fort Carson, Colorado, died early Saturday morning after being struck by two vehicles while attempting to cross an interstate highway on foot, police and base officials confirmed. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:43:00 -0400 Breedlove: Size of NATO Response Force still up for debate NATO leaders heading to Wales this week will discuss how to best enhance the NATO Response Force. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0400 Submarine North Dakota put through sea trials The Navy has put the $2.6 billion submarine named North Dakota through tests to determine its seaworthiness and capabilities, ahead of its late-October commissioning. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:55:00 -0400 Clock ticking on Delaware Air Guard's aging C-130s Two C-130 cargo airplanes lifted off into the summer sky from the New Castle Air National Guard Base early Saturday morning, the 45 airmen aboard bound for Germany and 10 days of hauling Army paratroopers during a large multi-nation training exercise. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:53:00 -0400 Injured guardsman's family lives in poverty, and waits Army National Guard Spc. Robert Quattrocchi, 31, spends much of his time these days helping wife Monica care for the couple's 4-month-old daughter in a rambling, uninsulated Georgia farmhouse that belongs to his in-laws. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:53:00 -0400 Iran unveils new surface-to-air missile, radars Iran on Tuesday unveiled a new surface-to-air missile and two radar systems it claims will boost the country's defense capabilities. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0400 Blackwater legacy: a faint memory of Nisoor Square The summer-long trial of four Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis has been a grim retelling of lives snuffed out and the daily life-and-death decisions amid the chaos of war. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 11:28:00 -0400 Soldier wins settlement from storage company A special operations soldier has won a settlement from the storage company that got rid of his property while he was deployed - including $8,044 worth of Army-issued equipment - in violation of the Servicemembers' Civil Relief Act. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:56:00 -0400 Funeral set for Ohio guardsman killed on highway A Granville man who served in the Ohio National Guard was killed Friday when he was hit by a car on the side of the highway. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:35:00 -0400 Tenn. Guard to award Soldier's Medal to 4 Tennessee's Adjutant General will award the Soldier's Medal to four Tennessee National Guard members. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:25:00 -0400 Attacks kill 3 Afghan policemen, 4 soldiers Attacks in Afghanistan have killed three policemen and four Afghan soldiers, officials said Tuesday. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:07:00 -0400 CAFB instructor pilot dies in Texas plane crash . Officials at Columbus Air Force Base say a pilot instructor has died in a plane crash on Sunday near Abilene Regional Airport in Texas. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:48:00 -0400 Air Force moves forward on force structure changes The US Air Force's top general said he wants to figure out the balance between the active, Guard and reserve components for the vast majority of his service's programs in time to drive fiscal 2016 decisions. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:33:00 -0400 Video: Humanitarian aid air drop near Amiril, Iraq Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:55:00 -0400 New rules OK ball caps with blue cammies, on base and off You asked, pressed, urged and pleaded. And after six years, the Navy listened. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0400 Deceased diver will receive heroism medal From the moment sailors enter training to become Navy divers, they're given one absolute commandment: Never leave their dive buddy. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:55:00 -0400 Irregular warfare center to close Oct. 1 After eight years working to educate soldiers on counterinsurgency, one of the Army Irregular Warfare Center's last actions was similar to its first: Updating the field's bedrock document. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:54:00 -0400 New seminar will prep logisticians for EF-21 mission types Coming soon: a seminar for all Marine logisticians to prepare them for their role in small-unit operations and joint missions around the globe. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:54:00 -0400 Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in Iraq President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week's airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State militants. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:01:00 -0400 Crushing demands of job lead some Air Force recruiters to falsify reports Air Force recruiting is plagued by a longstanding epidemic of falsifying records, according to multiple recruiters around the country. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:44:00 -0400 USMC Super Stallion crashes in Gulf of Aden; all 25 personnel rescued A U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit crashed at sea today in the Central Command area of operations, an official press release stated. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:49:00 -0400 Marine overcomes amputation, becomes deputy Robert Smith was on foot patrol as a Marine in Fallujah in May 2008 - suddenly, a roadside bomb exploded. It was a hasty ambush, followed by small arms fire. Mon, 01 Sep 2014 10:29:00 -0400 On newsstands this week In this week's issue of Navy Times, ball caps are back, and new rules OK them with blue cammies, on base and off. Get your own copy starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:36:00 -0400 On newsstands this week In this week's issue of Air Force Times, the crushing demands of recruiting lead some recruiters to falsify reports. Get your own copy starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:36:00 -0400 On newsstands this week In this week's issue of Army Times, how you can make the move to warrant officer. Get your own copy starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:36:00 -0400 On newsstands this week In this week's issue of Marine Corps Times, a former JTAC's revealing account of tense special ops mission. Get your own copy starting Monday at your local exchange or commissary. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 13:36:00 -0400 Air Force Museum restoring Titan rocket Restoration experts at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force are launching their largest restoration project yet at the museum in southwestern Ohio. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:58:00 -0400 Putin to Ukraine: Begin immediate talks on east Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:55:00 -0400 Senator: Obama may be too cautious with militants Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein says President Obama may be too cautious in his approach to dealing with Islamic State militants. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:54:00 -0400 New Balance pitches DoD on standard-issue shoe for recruits New Balance has unveiled a sneaker prototype that could become standard-issue in boot camp and spell an end to the cash allowances that let recruits buy foreign-made shoes. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:47:00 -0400 DoD takes lead on finding drugs to fight superbugs With very few antibiotics in development at major pharmaceutical companies, the Pentagon is stepping in to support research to combat the growing threat of 'superbugs' - bacteria that can't be stopped with current medications. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:46:00 -0400 Diving legend Walter Mazzone dies at 96 Retired Capt. Walter Mazzone, a decorated World War II submariner who later became legend as a pioneering medical officer in deep dive experiments that captured the nation's attention, died Aug. 7 in San Diego. He was 96. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:43:00 -0400 3 siblings follow their master sgt. dad into the Air Force When a football career didn't work out for 2nd Lt. Joshua Carlson, he decided to pursue the only other life he'd ever known - the Air Force. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:43:00 -0400 Coming up the gangway: Sailors in exoskeletons Anyone who saw Ripley defeat the alien queen in the 1986 film 'Aliens' knows how badass exoskeleton technology can be. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:42:00 -0400 Militia says it 'secured' U.S. compound in Libya The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya's capital has 'secured' a U.S. Embassy residential compound there, more than a month after American personnel evacuated from the country over ongoing fighting, one of its commanders said Sunday. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:40:00 -0400 DoD makes advances toward blood test to diagnose concussions The Defense Department is closing in on a blood test to detect concussions. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 13:01:00 -0400 Iraqi forces break militant siege of town after U.S. airstrikes Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen on Sunday broke a six-week siege imposed by the Islamic State extremist group on the northern Shiite Turkmen town of Amirli, following U.S. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 12:56:00 -0400 U.S. trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents' Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:35:00 -0400 Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold captive 44 Fijian troops. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:18:00 -0400 Army sees 'megacities' as the future battlefield When the Army looks to the future, it sees cities. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:50:00 -0400 New combat uniform pattern coming as early as April The Army plans to field its new combat uniform camouflage pattern as early as April, and deployed airmen will wear it when stationed with Army units in Afghanistan and Africa. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:56:00 -0400 MARSOC offers operator spots to reservists Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command put out a call for enlisted reservists to join the ranks of critical skills operators. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:34:00 -0400 Air Force secretary calls for review of testing procedures after cheating incidents Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has directed the service to review its testing procedures following multiple high-profile incidents of cheating. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:31:00 -0400 Air Force to begin rotating launch officers The latest change in the nuclear missile career field will let airmen trade places with each other, opening up opportunities for officers to work on a different base for three months. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:29:00 -0400 TA rule changes: Tougher grade requirement, but more sailors eligible An estimated 39,000 more first-term sailors are now eligible for tuition assistance with their commanding officer's approval, under a tuition assistance overhaul unveiled Aug. 21. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:15:00 -0400 Combat vet turned Clemson star will soon get his own movie Nearly five years after earning a Bronze Star with 'V' and a Purple Heart for his actions in Afghanistan at the Battle of Kamdesh, former Army Sgt. Daniel Rodriguez will suit up Saturday to begin his senior football season with the Clemson Tigers. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:15:00 -0400 Sailors prep for the next natural disaster More than 320 sailors and Marines put new gear and strategies to the test Wednesday in a bid to prepare for and reduce response times to natural disasters. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 10:13:00 -0400 Soldier is back home nearly 70 years after death Helen Harris Cooke had her whole life ahead of her when her first husband, Cecil E. Harris, was lost in the fog of war and the mountains of northeastern France. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:50:00 -0400 5 U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State fighters near Iraqi dam The U.S. military says fighter aircraft and unmanned drones have struck Islamic State militants near Iraq's Mosul Dam. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:38:00 -0400